Machinima's Scores

  • Games
For 532 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 BioShock Infinite
Lowest review score: 10 NCIS
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 532
532 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Issues with navigation and annoying load problems are impossible to ignore, and it stings to think of a version of this game that doesn’t suffer from those drawbacks. Still, Thief is just about the best modern Thief game I could ask for.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game’s difficulty will likely turn off a lot of casual gamers thinking they’re in for a routine Nintendo platformer, but the dedicated gamers who persevere through the toughest the game has to offer will find a satisfying game with loads of replay value that’s a blast to play.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed EDF 2017, Earth Defense Force 2025 is a no-brainer. And if you somehow missed out? Jump on your chance to experience Earth Defense Force for the first time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ultimately you have to scrape to find a substantive problem with Wolfenstein: The New Order. If you mandate profound innovation in the games you play, it’s possible that New Order may be too traditional for your tastes. Regardless, it’s a well-made, extremely create, and fun ass game. If you want to sit down and just have fun, you can’t ask for more than that.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fun action shooting for fun-loving action shooter fans. If you count yourself in that number, you'll likely have a blast. If you expect meat or real depth, you probably haven't listened this far.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Delivers a fast-paced, accessible game that is both rewarding and beautiful. The problem is that it doesn't offer much variety in its gameplay modes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fun gameplay coupled with an incredible amount of replayability should keep this cartridge in your handheld for months.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun game that is over all too quickly. The Mega Quest single-player game can get repetitive but offers up some good puzzle platforming action, and the multiplayer options will be a sure hit with your friends. Online gameplay and leaderboards add replayability to the game, but the cutesy art style might sway potential players away.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good example of what a remake should be: an enhanced version of a previously non-released game incorporating the best elements from past games in the series.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Radiant Historia delivers a compelling story coupled with entertaining gameplay that create a great package.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With open battlefields, near-future toys, and fast pacing, Homefront's multiplayer is the real reason to purchase this game. It may not explode with content, but what it does, it does well.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've found yourself underwhelmed by the lack of grandeur in other wrestling games, WWE All Stars is where you belong. Like NBA Jam, the game will not send you into another world for hours at a time or offer a profound single-player experience. It will, however, let you toss your friend twenty feet in the air and then stomp on his balls.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall Pokemon Black/White is still a great RPG that offers up the same addictive gameplay you've come to love, but don't expect anything new to entice you to catch 'em all again.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those that haven't played the game before, then Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection is a fantastic package that contains one of the greatest RPGs to grace the Super Nintendo and its two not-as-great sequels.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Truly an original offering: it's got all the requirements of a solid class-based shooter, it injects some story into the mix, and it forces you to work together with your teammates, be they AI or human, to win.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Child of Eden provides two hours of mind-blowing originality and intense shoot 'em up gameplay that can be experienced many times… provided you can enjoy a game that way. It's not a long journey, but a moment of awesome to be experienced again and again.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A substantive package for a $10 download. The new additions to the core mechanics make for a diverse and enjoyable experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantastic road trip through hell, but be aware of what that means. You see some crazy sights, meet some insane characters, and have a lot of fun, but once the trip is over, it's over.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It no doubt has several minor flaws, but is otherwise a fun sequel that clearly understands the weaknesses of the original and addresses them all.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    And while some nagging design annoyances and control issues permeate the game, its incredible, whacked-out art style does a lot to carry the experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The robust feature sets and game modes help the replay value of this title as the season wears on.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In an age where any game can be explained in half a sentence, Rock of Ages is a refreshing rarity. It not only attempts fantastic originality but succeeds in that attempt more than it fails. If you appreciate originality, you owe yourself some time with Rock of Ages.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A tight, well-made package. Playing this game makes you feel like a badass and a finely-honed killing instrument. If you've ever waved around an electric saw, cackling with power, this is a game you need to play.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A few technical hiccups here and there, a super-short campaign, and an almost nonexistent story weren't enough to hinder my enjoyment of Hard Reset.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cumbersome controls hamper what would otherwise be a resoundingly memorable adventure. At just five dollars The Binding of Isaac is a great indie title that offers up a ton of replay value and gruesome fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The story is forgettable but the puzzles paired with the ability to control gravity make for addictive gameplay.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Interesting puzzles, HD graphics, and a great soundtrack make for a one-of-a-kind puzzle experience. Tight controls keep things from being overly frustrating and a couple of extra modes add variety to the mix.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even when the experience turns alien in the run-in to the conclusion it's visually impressive at the very least.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a lot of reverence and respect shown for this game here. As a value proposition it may not make a lot of sense and in more ways than one the campaign shows its age, but for hardcore Halo fans, those factors really shouldn't matter.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 does a fantastic job of capturing the essence of the movie franchise and juxtaposing it with all things LEGO. The light difficulty might be off-putting for seasoned gamers, but it is perfect for family gaming and younger players.